DB2 Content Manager V8.4 Clients Support for Office Open XML File Formats

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Question

As of DB2® Content Manager V8.4, the DB2 Content Manager eClient and Client for Windows® support Microsoft® Office 2007 files. However, the file formats have changed with the new release, and with them there are new file extensions and MIME types. To properly support all of the new features of Microsoft Office 2007, you might need to add content classes to DB2 Content Manager.

Answer

You can create new MIME types for DB2 Content Manager manually from the system administration client. After logging on, expand the Data Modeling tree node and select MIME Types. Right-click and select New. Enter the required information, and click OK. The next time a user logs onto the eClient or Client for Windows, the import interfaces will include your new MIME type.

For the most commonly used Microsoft Office 2007 files, you can use the following XML file:

ooxmlmt.xml

This file can be imported into the system administration client by selecting Tools -> Import XML. Leave the Data model file field blank and select the downloaded file in the Administrative Objects file field.
Import XML Options dialog box

Click Import and follow the instructions.

After this file is imported, new sessions on the eClient and Client for Windows will include the following new MIME type labels:

Label Extn Application
MSWORD OOXML docx Microsoft Word 2007 Office Open XML
MSWORD OOXML MACRO docm Microsoft Word 2007 Office Open XML with Macros Enabled
POWERPOINT OOXML pptx Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Office Open XML
POWERPOINT OOXML MACRO pptm Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Office Open XML with Macros Enabled
MSEXCEL OOXML xlsx Microsoft Excel 2007 Office Open XML
MSEXCEL OOXML MACRO xlsm Microsoft Excel 2007 Office Open XML with Macros Enabled
MSEXCEL OOXML BINARY xlsb Microsoft Excel 2007 Office Open XML Binary

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Document information


More support for:

Content Manager

Software version:

8.4

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Solaris, UNIX, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows XP

Software edition:

Enterprise

Reference #:

1288972

Modified date:

2007-12-14

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